We sat down to dinner every night as a family, whether the kids liked it or not…With the rest of the rest of the family around us, a pearl of wisdom was bound to be shed, even if it came through a mouthful of potatoes.
Luckily for us, the Rave family has a whole string of those wise pearls.
Everyone is bound to relate in some significant way to the Rave family as their most honest moments are relayed to us, for better or for worse. In Robert and Jane Rave’s new co-authored book, Conversations and Cosmopolitans: Awkward Moments, Mixed Drinks, and How a Mother and Son Finally Shared Who They Really Are, the duo looks back at the milestones that have marked their life ever since Robert, Jane’s youngest son, wrote a letter at age 21 informing his parents that he was gay. Adding to the weight of this long-muted admission is the fact that the Rave family hails from what is basically one of the most heterosexual places on earth: Bloomington, Illinois, a conservative and quiet town full of retirees and lawn-care enthusiasts. Continue reading